Monthly Archives: July 2014

Johnny A.

As the liner notes state, Johnny A.’s musical mantra is “melody is king.” And oh, how he proves it here – even when he...

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard’s 1969 anti-hippie anthem “Okie From Muskogee” was part provocation, part spoof. It became such a hit that Capitol Records hustled in October...

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern

Two iconic players joining forces can soar or falter depending on material, the players’ adaptability, the number of guest performers, and many other factors....

The Holmes Brothers

This album’s chock full of solid musicianship, including stylish guitar from co-producer Chris Bruce. Yet the story here, as it is on all Holmes...

Northwestern PA Guitar Show

July 27, at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts and Culture Center, 98 East State Street, Sharon, PA. Show hours 10-6. For more info,...

The Supro “Model 24”

Okay, Zep police, sound the alarm and prepare to loose the hounds – we are finally about to lift the lid on the Jimmy...

Eric Johnson

When Eric Johnson came to prominence, he sounded like nothing anyone had ever heard before. He made a Strat sound like a violin, and...

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The latest from Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an homage to players and songs that influenced him while he was coming up. For the most...

D’Angelico’s EXL-1 and EX-SS

3rd Power Solo Dream/Switchback amps Price: $1,859 list/$1,149 street (EXL-1); $1,999 list/$1,409 street (EX-SS) Info: www.dangelicoguitars.com. Images of John D’Angelico crafting masterpieces in his Little Italy shop...

Keith Cameron

The Year (or so) of Mudhoney rolls on. The long-running Seattle foursome has experienced a resurgence of interest lately. The latest example: this well-researched...
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